This session will engage students in compiling information, observations, and investigation data about life cycles, structures and functions, and care of living animals, in order to present to our first graders. This is a performance assessment.
It is critical to give students time to engage in observation of life in order for them to make real sense of it. This lesson allows for that time, as well as it provides a structure for students to form theories about behavior.
Natural resource issues, animal welfare, and the most ordinary elements of our daily life (cell phones, Playstations, laptops) are all connected. Students can understand this and it's an important part of developing world citizenship.